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DOWNTOWN BUZZNew City of Orlando Tennis Centre and Public Park are Now Open!The Packing District just opened a new public park and tennis center yesterday, May 31st. A community picnic will be held to celebrate the opening on Saturday, June 3, from 10am-12:30pm. Named The Grove, the public park is located on the corner of Princeton Street and John Young Parkway. The park, which has an address of 2002 Packing District Way, includes 26 acres of open space, a 14-acre pond, walking/biking trails, and a 6,000-square-foot pavilion, which can host events like weddings, farmers markets or concerts. Click here to see the full article.

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"Happy Frights" & "Haunting Nights" Tickets Available NowTickets are on sale for “Happy Frights” and “Haunting Nights” by Creative City Project. In the first half of each night, “Happy Fights” invites guests of all ages to take a trick-or-treat journey through 12 immersive worlds. After the sun goes down, “Haunting Nights” begins. It’s an artful Halloween experience, food and drink and a few thrilling surprises.⁣ All night long at Harry P. Leu Gardens, enjoy live magic shows, a hay-pyramid play area, a neon light maze and character meet and greets. Get your tickets now!30% Off MetaCenter Global Week TicketsSynapse Orlando and Immerse Global Summit are joining forces to showcase the best tech in the world beside the best innovators of Central Florida, all in one electrifying 3 day event: MetaCenter Global Week! This ground-breaking partnership will bring together global and regional leaders as they celebrate, discover, and engage with the bleeding edge of innovation in XR/AR/VR, AI, Gaming, Fintech, Space, Simulation, Metaverse & Blockchain, DefenseTech, HealthTech, Sustainability, Sports & Entertainment, Smart Cities and much more. Tickets are available at 30% off (until 3pm Friday the 2nd) with promo code MGW30! Get your tickets now, and don't miss MetaCenter Global Week on October 17-19th!Orlando Magic Youth Basketball CampsThe Orlando Magic has opened up their Youth Basketball Camps & Clinics for boys and girls, ages 7-17. The program runs now through August at over 20 locations throughout Central Florida. Season ticket holders get 15% off the program. Click here to learn more!

DTO EVENTS2023 CommUNITY Rainbow Run & CommUNITY FestivalThe Seventh Annual CommUNITY Rainbow Run and Family Festival benefiting the onePULSE Foundation and the National Pulse Memorial & Museum will be held on Saturday, June 3, 2023 at Wadeview Park in Orlando from 7-10:30am, and virtually from anywhere in the world. All participants will receive an official run t-shirt, tote bag, runner's bib, and commemorative run medal. The 4.9K run honors all those affected by the Pulse nightclub tragedy and is presented by Orlando Health and Hard Rock International in partnership with the UCF DeVos Sport Business Management Program. The event also includes a NASCAR CommUNITY Festival with entertainment, food, games and an in-person Kids Fun Run around Wadeview Park. Learn more and register today!

2023 State of the County AddressOn Friday, June 9, Orange County Mayor Jerry L. Demings will deliver the 2023 State of the County address, looking back at the outstanding accomplishments from the past year and looking forward to taking Orange County Government to the next level in 2023. The  address will take place at Linda Chapin Theater, Orange County Convention Center, with the cuisine experience beginning at 8am, and the program beginning at 9am. The event will be broadcast live on Orange TV and streamed live on the Orange County social media channels at 9am. Fore more information, visit the State of the County Webpage.2023 Mayor's City AcademyHave you ever wondered how your tax dollars actually work for you? Or how the City of Orlando manages everything from crucial infrastructure to the water that goes down your toilet? Well, get ready to have your questions answered! The Mayor’s City Academy is an eye-opening 12-week program that unriddles local government and gives residents a crash-course in all the ways the City of Orlando puts it all to work for you, from tax dollars to toilet water. Seats for the Mayor's City Academy are limited, so don't miss your chance to be a part of this extraordinary journey. Get ready to dive deep into the heart of Orlando and discover the untold stories of our city. Applications open May 30 and will close on June 17. Visit here to learn more!

DOP'S THIRD THURSDAYDon't miss DOP's next networking happy hour, Third Thursday, on June 15th from 5-6:30pm. Click here to RSVP!

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